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WildBrain 2020 revenue steady, despite COVID bumps

The Halifax-based company’s 2020 revenue was down a modest 3% from the previous year after a Q4 bump in production income, helping to offset ad revenue losses.

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Caroline Tyre joins WildBrain as part of distribution team reorganization

Tyre will lead a reorganized distribution team as VP of global sales and rights strategy, while the company also announced a promotion and two departures.

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WildBrain and Kevin Smith bee-line to Green Hornet series

Based on the classic superhero franchise, the animated adaptation is set in contemporary times and targeted towards a family audience.

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WildBrain Spark tests AR for the first time

Teletubbies, In the Night Garden and Dragon & Boy are joining AR app AnibeaR, following US$17 million in new financing being earmarked for the AVOD to grow.

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Deals: Sinking Ship, WildBrain, eOne

It’s been a hot market for Canadian kids content across the globe as companies ink deals with streamers and broadcasters across multiple continents.

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WildBrain revenue dips 11%, dedicates $25M to growth

The new financing has a special focus on the AVOD business at WildBrain Spark, even though the division’s revenue was down 36% due to COVID-19 and YouTube’s ad changes.

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WildBrain, Netflix bring back Johnny Test

The series found a new audience on the streamer because of its light-hearted style, and now it’s getting a refreshed look for two new seasons and an interactive special.

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WildBrain implements cost-saving measures amid COVID-19

The company has reduced senior managerial salaries by 20% and furloughed some employees in its U.K.-based WildBrain Spark division, though its production pipeline remains unaffected.

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WildBrain’s Rev & Roll zooms into the global market

The CGI-animated preschool series has been picked up in more than 25 territories, including China, Germany, France, Italy, Russia and Australia.

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WildBrain Television appoints Corus exec to new post

Katie Wilson has been hired as VP, channels and curation after six years with Corus Entertainment as director of programming, kids.

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Setting up for a new growth cycle

Heading into 2020, analysts expected companies to use M&A to improve business; what lessons are still relevant for the post-coronavirus world?

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WildBrain’s AVOD revenues hit by YouTube rule changes

Since new regulations were introduced that stopped YouTube serving personalized ads on kids content, WildBrain Spark has seen a 40% year-over-year revenue dip.